General Settings

The General Settings page controls some of the most basic configuration settings for your site: your site’s title and location, who may register an account at your site, and how dates and times are calculated and displayed.

  • Site Title: Lets you enter the name of your site (or blog).
  • Tagline: Your siteโ€™s slogan, or short phrase, or sentence, used to convey the essence of the site and is often funny or eye-catching.
  • WordPress Address (URL): The full URL of the directory containing your WordPress core application files (e.g., wp-config.php, wp-admin, wp-content, and wp-includes). For example, if you installed WordPress into a directory called โ€œblogโ€, then the WordPress address would be (where is your domain). If you installed WordPress into your web root, this address will be the root URL
  • Site Address (URL): The address you want people to type in their browser to reach your WordPress site. This is the directory where WordPressโ€™s main index.php file is installed. The Site address (URL) is identical to the WordPress address (URL) (above) unless you are giving WordPress its own directory.
  • E-mail Address: The email address to which you want WordPress to send messages regarding the administration and maintenance of your WordPress site. For example, if you allow new users to register as a member of your site (see Membership below), then a notification will be sent through e-mail to this address.
  • Membership: Check this checkbox if you want anyone to be able to register an account on your site.
  • New User Default Role: This pull-down box allows you to select the default Role that is assigned to new users.
  • Timezone: Lets you select your timezone, choose a city that is in the same timezone as you are.
  • Date Format: The format in which to display dates on your site.
  • Time Format: The format in which to display times on your site.
  • Week Starts On: Lets you select your preferred start date for WordPress calendars from the drop-down box, Monday being the default setting.
  • Site Language: The WordPress dashboard language.

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